Vacationing At The Jekyll Island Club
**We were provided a complimentary stay during our visit. All opinions in this post are my own from my experience at the Jekyll Island Club**
A few weeks ago the kids and I packed our backpacks and headed out on one of our latest adventures. This adventure was a two-part adventure. We were headed to Jekyll Island for a few days. Do you remember our when we made a pit stop in St. Simon Island? Unfortunately our pit stop only lasted for about 24 hours and then after a bit of crabbing we headed to Jekyll Island.
The kids and I were excited to get away to Jekyll Island and have the opportunity to stay at the Jekyll Island Club for a few days. I’ve visited Jekyll Island many times to take the kids to Summer Waves and never knew that the Club existed. Upon arrival on Jekyll Island there is an entry fee of $6. Tip: Be sure to keep up with your ticket because you will need it when re-entering the Island. The suspense grew in the car as we drove up to the front of the hotel to park and head inside to check in.
The grounds at the Jekyll Island Club (JIC) were very well kept and upon checking in we headed to get the fist glance of our home for the next few days. The rooms reminded me of Queen Victoria and the ambiance was just peaceful.
The moment that I saw the sitting area I was in love. It’s the perfect place for high tea.
The staff at the JIC was very helpful and even brought us a roll out bed in case the kids wanted to sleep out on the porch.
The moment that I walked on to the porch area I was immediately in love. It’s as if I had stepped out of one of my dreams. I have always envisioned screening in my deck to create this look at home. Can you say relaxation?
We headed out to do a little exploring of the property and the kids decided that they wanted to head to the pool for a great afternoon of swimming.
It was great to see the kids enjoying themselves and I was finally able to relax and soak up some Vitamin D.
The sunshine lasted for a few hours and then it rained but it was just long enough for the kids to enjoy their afternoon at the pool. The staff was amazing and we especially loved the fact that their was a little bar/restaurant next to the pool which made grabbing snacks and refreshing drinks for the kids a breeze. The kids were able to go back and forth placing their individual orders and simply enjoying themselves. I loved that fact that every thing could be added to my bill so there was no worries about carrying around cash or credit cards around.
Unfortunately for us it began to run so we had to head back to the room. We were in for quite a surprise when we walked in to find fresh-baked cookies.
Although it rained that didn’t stop us from having the opportunity to take a look around the property. Its a perfect place to have a wedding or wedding reception. The scenery is simply amazing.
I must say that the Jekyll Island Club definitely has taken every step to ensure that you are home away from home.
The Club has a host of culinary treats for their guest. The Club offers an excellent culinary experience and here are our top picks from our stay:
The Café is perfect for an early morning pastries to lunch, dinner and late evening munchies, Club Café is casual, quick and has what you’re hungry for! The Café has two different locations, at the Clubhouse and the new Beach Village, the Café offers deli sandwiches, salads, homemade desserts and features.
Perfect for watching the game, having drinks, appetizers and enjoying friends. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a variety of beers, wines and cocktails.
The hotel offers other dining selections, however the ones that I choose were easier for us to use since it was four kids. The weather wasn’t great during our visit. We were surprised to learn that there was a hurricane warning during our stay. The change in weather restricted us from being able to get out and see all that Jekyll Island has to offer. We had plans to visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Tidelands 4-H Center and Turtle Tides Jekyll Island. We also had plans to take a stroll on the beautiful Driftwood Beach but the weather was accommodating so we will definitely have to go there on our next visit.
We did however do a little more fishing while it was raining on the last day at The Club. My father use to take me fishing during the rain so it was only fitting that we try our hand at fishing and crabbing. We didn’t catch much but the kids had a blast.
Stay tuned for our next Backpacking adventure. If you’re traveling down south please be sure to make a pit stop and visit the Jekyll Island Club.
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